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Mother Kills 17-Month-Old With Hand Sanitizer

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A mother in Louisiana has confessed to killing her 17-month old son by poisoning him with hand sanitizer. Little Lucas Ruiz had Down Syndrome and suffered from a heart defect. Investigators said the amount of alcohol from the sanitizer in his blood was .280, which is four and a half times the legal limit. 


20-year-old Erika Wigstrom is charged with first-degree murder after it was found she injected hand sanitizer into Lucas' feeding tube. She reportedly stated she and her boyfriend wanted to put Lucas out of his misery, pain and suffering. 

Making this story all the more tragic is this wasn't the first time the boy was allegedly poisoned. The boyfriend/father was arrested two years ago for pouring rum into his sons feeding tube at a local hospital before having heart surgery.   

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